ADPH Policy Position Statements

ADPH publishes policy position statements laying out our member’s views and policy recommendations on pertinent policy areas.

Statements published currently are as follows:

  • A series of four statements setting out a life course approach to public health and exploring health and wellbeing at key life stages covering best start in life, living and working well, healthy ageing, and health inequality.
  • A narrative document exploring roles and enablers within the public health system.
  • A series of statements outlining member views and recommendations on eight key public health topics: air pollution, alcohol, obesity, drugs, tobacco, housing and health, mental health, and sexual health.

These statements help to drive our policy work forward and push for our members’ recommendations in all the policy work that we do. They will be briefly reviewed annually and a full review will take place every three years.

If you would like to discuss anything in these documents or are interested in partnership work with the ADPH, please do contact the Policy Team by emailing

Life-Course Topics

304 KBADPH Position Statement – Best Start in Life (May 2019) 321 KBADPH Position Statement – Living and Working Well (May 2019) 308 KBADPH Position Statement – Healthy Ageing (May 2019) 267 KBADPH Position Statement – Health Inequalities (May 2019)

Public Health Narrative

264 KBADPH Narrative on the UK Public Health System (Nov 2018)

Public Health Topics

370 KBADPH Policy Position – Air Quality (Nov 2018) 378 KBADPH Policy Position – Alcohol (Nov 2018) 394 KBADPH Policy Position – Drugs (Nov 2018) 286 KBADPH Policy Position – Housing and Health (Nov 2018) 403 KBADPH Policy Position – Mental Health (Nov 2018) 387 KBADPH Policy Position – Obesity (Nov 2018) 433 KBADPH Policy Position – Sexual Health (Nov 2018) 279 KBADPH Policy Position – Tobacco (Nov 2018)